Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macchiatiella rhamni

Macchiatiella rhamni (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1841)

on Frangula, Rhamnus


weak curling of the leaves. Apterae c. 2 mm, yelllow-brown to yellow-green, antennae ringed with black, siphunculi and legs pale, tarsi black.

primary host plants

Rhamnceae, oligophagous

Frangula alnus; Rhamnus alaternus, alpina, cathartica.

on ? Polygonum

secondary host plants

Outside of Europe there are indications that the species migrates to Polygonum in summer.


Myzus rhamni.


Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1865a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Houard (1909a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Tavares (1905a).

Last modified 23.viii.2019